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  • Johnlen Trianna 2.5 miles

    Born and raised in Herndon VA, Johnlen Trianna is a PGA certified golf professional. Johnlen has been playing golf since he was 2 years old. Johnlen’s golf journey began at a very young age when he was introduced to the game and quickly fell in love with it. After a very successful junior golf career, Johnlen played 4 years of high school golf, with the first two years at Herndon High School. After a family move to Dallas, Texas, Johnlen’s talents helped to elevate the team to a State Championship in 2009. After graduating in 2010, Johnlen decided to go to New Mexico State University to play golf. Johnlen’s quest to playing competitive golf took a different direction when his mother decided to join him at New Mexico State where they both entered the golf world from a different side in joining the Professional Golf Management program. Johnlen and his mother became the first mother son duo to graduate from the PGA/PGM program that is now in its 32nd year of development. While finishing the accreditation process of becoming a PGA member, Johnlen found himself back in his hometown, working at The Golf Club at Lansdowne. After starting as a tournament coordinator, Johnlen worked as an Assistant Golf Professional at the club. At the inception of the Lansdowne Golf Academy in 2017, Johnlen transitioned to a Teaching Professional role where he continues to share his passion for the game and knowledge of instruction with members and guests of the club.

  • Brian Rogish 2.5 miles

    Certified Club Fitter

    Originally from Pennsylvania, Brian has worked at some of the top facilities in the country including, Turning Stone Resort and Casino in New York and Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in southwestern Pennsylvania. During this journey, Brian has dedicated his career to helping golfers play better and have more fun! He has achieved success working with everyone from brand new golfers to weekend warriors to competitive junior players and top amateur players. Since he began his career, Brian has helped over 50 junior golfers receive scholarships to continue their golf at the next level. During this journey Brian’s hard work has been recognized by his peers with awards and nominations including being named as the Tri-State PGA’s Teacher of the Year in 2014. In 2016 Brian was recognized by Golf Digest as one of the Top 40 Instructors in the U.S. under the age of 40. Brian is passionate about providing opportunities for junior golfers and was recognized by U.S. Kids Golf as a top junior golf coach in 2016. Brian considers himself a student of the game at his core and has learned from some of the top teachers in the nation, with whom he credits with helping shape his philosophy. Brian is a Level 2 Certified Trackman Instructor and brings an exciting new approach to game improvement that was recently featured in Forbes Magazine. This unconventional new method is designed to be efficient and to accelerate the results from coaching programs. Click here to read the article. In addition to his instruction background, he has established himself as a respected club-fitter, with certifications from nearly every manufacturer. Brian is also a graduate of King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, PA with a degree in Communications.

  • Drew Falvey 55.4 miles

    Drew Falvey is a rising star in the professional golf ranks.  He began his career at Fawn Lake Country Club as an intern in May 2012 upon graduation from the Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He received his PGA membership and was quickly promoted to Assistant Head Professional. In June 2016 at the age of 26, Drew assumed the challenging duties of Head Golf Professional. Drew discovered his love of the game at age 12 while accompanying his grandfather to work at a golf club in New Jersey. He played competitive high school and collegiate golf in South Carolina where his passion for the game continued to grow. Over the summer and during holiday breaks, he worked for the Classic Swing School where he practiced teaching fundamentals. Today Drew is a scratch golfer who fully understands the basics of a sound golf swing. His experience, golfing abilities and leadership skills have been instrumental in the successful execution of large golf tournaments, club golf events, and individual and group lessons for golfers of all ages and abilities.

  • Jaime Gylan, PGA 82.7 miles

    “For 15 years I have been helping golfers get better and have more fun.  I am happy to work with golfers of all skill levels as long as they are passionate about improvement.  I measure with some of the best technology in the market and relay to the student in a way thats easy to understand.  Let’s create a plan for your improvement and never look back!” Jaime Gylan grew up playing golf in Baltimore, MD, competed in junior events and forged friendships that last to this day.  He played college golf at Towson University winning the Conference Championship as an individual and transferred to the University of Houston to continue with his collegiate golf career.  Jaime won multiple College and amateur events and competed in the US Amateur at Oak Hill in 1998.  After college he decided teaching golf would be his focus, earned his PGA status and studied under some of the game’s best.  Jaime has coached many champions at the amateur, college and pro levels.  In 2011 he became the Director of Instruction at Royal Manchester Golf Links in Mount Wolf, PA.  He enjoys working with any player that has passion for improvement.

  • Ryan Rucinski 108.7 miles

    Ryan Rucinski is from Wilmington, DE and has been around golf his whole life.  Ryan is currently 23 years old and traveling and competing in mini tour events and PGA sanctioned qualifiers around the country in search of a career on the PGA Tour.  Ryan has played golf competitively since the age of 4 and has had his eyes set on that dream since.  He traveled and played junior events every summer and was committed to golf year round.  Ryan received scholarship offers in both D1 and D2 Collegiate golf and decided to play at Wilmington University (D2) in his home state.  After college, Ryan turned professional and is now traveling and competing as well as trying to expand his teaching resume.  While he is new to instruction, Ryan has been training with Trackman since it first came out and has been around the top level of golf his whole life.  He has worked with some of the worlds top instructors and has an understanding of the swing that is only gained through personal experience.  His main focus in instruction is getting the golfer to truly understand why his golf ball does what it does.  Ryan believes that if he can get the golfer to understand it himself, rather than just be told what to do, the golfer will have much higher odds of truly mastering their golf game.  Ryan is dedicated to helping you learn and is also a learner himself, always listening and wanting to learn from each and every student while also expanding their game to their highest level achievable.

  • Grant Griffiths 125.2 miles

    Grant served as Director of Golf for Julian Krinsky Camps on the Main Line, Philadelphia for over 10 years, leading a team of 35 golf professionals and coaching hundreds of junior golfers from 35 states and 30 countries. Grant also served as Director of Instruction at Play-a-Round Golf Malvern and Play-a-Round Golf Ardmore, before joining White Manor Country Club as Director of Instruction in 2019. Grant is a Certified Hank Haney Instructor, EGTF Master Teacher, USGTF Master Teacher, PGA Associate, BEng in Computer Science and a Masters in Organizational Leadership from Villanova University. Grant obtained his Masters Certification in ground force mechanics and video analysis with V1 Sports, a registered David Leadbetter University Student, Certified Operation 36 Instructor, Certified US Kids Golf Instructor, Certified Skilled Coaching Alliance Instructor founded by Golf Digest Top 50 Instructor John Dunigan and TPI Certified. Grant grew up in South Africa and has lived in Philadelphia the past 14 years. Absolutely committed to helping you succeed! I promise to give you everything I’ve got to guide you along your journey to excellence and enjoyment of the game. Coaching is in my opinion about creating an environment that facilitates learning, growth and performance within you, the golfer. This is achieved by using an holistic and measurable approach to player development.

  • Michael Mitchell, PGA 137.5 miles

    Originally from Upstate New York. Served as Head Professional at the following clubs: Ridgemont CC Rochester NY, The Carnegie Abbey Club Newport RI, Indian Pond CC Plymouth Ma, Pelican Bay CC Naples Fla, The ACE Club Philadelphia Pa. 40 years of teaching experience with every level of player  

  • Daniel Guest – Imagen Golf 152.6 miles

    Certified Club Fitter

    At IMAGEN Golf we pride ourselves on helping people get the swing & golf game they’ve always imagined. We work with what the student has, meaning we’re not looking to change their swing into the perfect PGA tour swing, what we’re trying to do is get to a consistent, repeatable swing that produces results. Guaranteed!!!

  • Kieran McCarthy, PGA 182.9 miles

    Been a member of the PGA of America since 2001, Qualified for the Met Amateur2 times didn’t start playing golf until the age of 18. Spent 15 years working at a variety of courses in the NY Metro area as an assistant golf pro. Currently work at Fox Hollow Golf Club as an golf instructor and part-time at Golf Galaxy as a club fitter. Have taken golf lessons from the following top instructors, Dave Pelz golf schools, Stan Utley, Todd Sones, Brad Redding, Mike Bender, Mike Adams, Mike Bennett & Andy Plummer (Stack and Tilt). Use Hudle to video tape golf lessons. Certified club fitter for Titleist, Ping, Srixon, Mizuno, Callaway and SeeMore Putters and TM

  • Paul Kaster 203.2 miles

    Club Fitter

    Golf Digest has recognized Paul as one of The Best Teachers in the country. He was twice honored by U.S. Kids Golf as a world-wide Top 50 Kids Coach. Paul is also level II certified by the Titleist Performance Institute, AimPoint and K-Motion and a Level III SuperSpeed Golf certified coach. He creates coaching programs for adult and junior students that combine remote and in person remote coaching or just remote coaching and uses the latest technology to obtain results for his clients. His junior clients have won at every level of junior golf including the U.S. Kids World Championships, qualifiers and multi-day events on the AJGA, Hurricane Junior Golf, IMG Junior Golf, IJGT, NJPGA Junior Tours. His adult coaching clients have lowered their handicaps by as many as 20 strokes in 29 months. Paul’s passion is to help every golfer he meets enjoy the game as much as possible. Paul learned to play on Chicago’s historic public Jackson Park Golf Course.  Paul attended Colgate University and was co-captain of the golf team before playing professional golf. Paul competed for three years on the Golden Bear (now Gateway) tour and other mini-tours but an injury thwarted his quest to play on the PGA TOUR. He returned to school and earned a Law Degree from the University of Miami.  Paul worked as a child protective services prosecutor for several years before returning to a career in golf. Paul uses his competitive experiences while coaching clients. In 2015, after returning to golf, he advanced to U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying with a score of 69 at Montammy Country Club in Alpine, New Jersey. He also led his pro am team to victory with 9 birdies at the 2015 Open Pro Am at Bedens Brook Club here in New Jersey.  Paul qualified for the 2012 Metropolitan Open with a score of 68 and finished T-5th at the 2012 Bridgestone Premiere Pro-Am at Firestone Country Club, Akron, Ohio.

  • Jay Dee Draper 209.3 miles

    Certified Club Fitter

    3rd Generation Golf offers instruction for golfers of all levels. Our golfers have the flexibility of booking single lessons or a package of lessons at a discounted rate   “3rd Generation Golf has improved my game tremendously! They taught me everything that I needed to know about the game. He is extremely patient with me, and everything that he told me to do has worked. I can hit fairways consistently with my driver because of his lessons. I’m looking forward to continued improvement!!!” Joseph George Author (Desert Storm: Dreadnought), Veteran – 2 years golf experience     “I played college golf and had a pretty successful golf career, I left the game and took it up again but have since played infrequently. I recently got excited about the game again, but have been “scuffling” with my Irons, in my effort to get back to a single-digit handicap at age 66. I went to James for some professional help. He immediately helped me eliminate a move in my downswing that was affecting my balance, and gave me some tips on ball position that have helped me strike the ball more solidly with my Irons. He was very encouraging — something all of us need!” Dan Gibson All-Navy Golfer, Former PGA teaching pro – 55 years golf experience   “James is very easy to work with. He gets the points across in a very understandable way. I learn a lot from James and he’s helped me out a lot. I recommend getting lessons from him.” Corey Zamrik High School Golfer – 6 handicap

  • Kyongwon Koh 221.7 miles

  • Gary Samborgna 223.4 miles

    Gary’s passion for golf started at an early age when he began to caddie at Alpine Country Club in Demarest, NJ. This is where he began to find the satisfaction in helping other golfers improve. He later went on to graduate from the Golf Academy of America and accepted the position of Assistant Golf Professional at Montammy Golf Club in Alpine, NJ. While at Montammy, he began to teach lessons, in addition to junior golf clinics. With this experience, he then began to travel to many elementary and middle schools all over New Jersey to run after school golf camps throughout the school year. In addition, he has helped out with several local high school teams working with students, both individually and as a team. Gary is a well-rounded golf professional and has a strong ability to play the game at a high level. Growing up in Washington Township, he attended Westwood High School where he went on to place 4th at the Dan Luciano County Tournament. After high school, Gary went on to play for Bergen Community College where his team won the regional tournament and placed 7th at the JUCO National Championship. After Bergen Community College, he attended the Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach, SC, where he worked hard on improving his game, as well as gaining a better understanding for other aspects of the game. In 2012, Gary graduated from the Golf Academy of America with a degree in Golf Complex Management and a certification in club repair.  He has now started his own company and is the Director of Instruction and Owner of Go Low Indoor Golf, located in Paramus, New Jersey. He also does on course playing lessons and online lessons virtually to help students who aren’t located nearby. He looks forward to helping others improve and enjoy the wonderful game of golf!

  • Andy Svoboda 237.5 miles

    Club Fitter

    PGA Tour Player 2013-2016 2018 New York State Open Champion 2018 MET Open Champion 2018-2019 Long Island Open Champion 2nd Place finish PGA Tour 2014 3 times Korn Ferry Tour Champion

  • Chris Gabriele 239.1 miles

    Club Fitter

    Chris Gabriele grew up in Cold Spring Harbor, NY on the North Shore of Long Island. After graduating from Clemson University in 2018, he became a member of the PGA of America and began working for David Young at Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Scarborough, NY. While at school, Chris was a student intern at The Creek , Deepdale Golf Club, Sleepy Hollow Country Club and Royal Poinciana. Chris assisted with golf operations, club tournaments merchandising, golf lessons, clinics and junior golf programs. Chris has had the opportunity to work and learn with a number of great professionals including; Sean Farren, 2017 PGA Professional of the Year, Darrell Kestner, and Master Professional and Met Section Professional of the year 2019, David Young. Other mentors and junior golf coaches include: Kevin Hinton, Kirk Oguri, and Kevin Sprecher. Chris is currently a US Kids Certified coach and Trackman Certified Professional Level 2.

  • Tyson Deskins 295.5 miles
       

    Certified Club Fitter

    I am the co-owner and Director of Instruction at Richland County’s new premier indoor golf training facility, 419 Golf. Area golfers can now train the way the best players in the world are training. Featuring bays with Trackman 4, BodiTrak, Hackmotion and much more. I don’t believe there is one perfect way to swing a golf club. I believe there is are infinite ways as we are all different. I do feel, however there is an efficient way for every individual to swing based on their physical capabilities. I am a passionate swing coach that is constantly trying to get better in everything golf instruction to give my players the most value I can! I am TPI Certified, TPI Junior Level 2 Certified, a US Kids Certified Coach, Positive Coaching Alliance Certified, Scott Cowx Certified Instructor, a Callaway Certified Club Fitter and a Swing Catalyst Certified Coach. I am also 1 of only 8 AimPoint Certified Instructors in the state of Ohio. I truly feel there is no golfer that I can not help with swing mechanics, course management and the mental game. I have been fortunate to have learned from some great instructors, from Golf Digest Top 40 Under 40 to my father who was a Master PGTCA Instructor

  • McAulay Renfro 297.6 miles

    Originally from Hickory, NC. My golf journey began back in 2011 while a freshman in high school. I attended Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC and achieved a degree in Business Administration and PGA Golf Management. My passion is teaching and helping students accomplish their goals on the course. My approach has always been fundamentals first. Without solid fundamentals, it is very hard to get your swing in the correct positions to achieve your optimal ball flight. I will tailor our sessions based on what your goals are and how much time you have to practice/play.

  • Jon Decker 298.2 miles

    Jon Decker became Medallion’s Director of Instruction in 2021. Jon comes to Medallion with an exceptional background in teaching both locally and nationally. Jon was ranked by Golf Digest as one of the “Best Teachers in the State of Florida” five times and was also named “Southern Ohio Teacher of the Year” in 2015. In 2008, Jon had full-time status on the PGA Tour as Bob Sowards instructor and has taught in four PGA Championships (’11, ’12, ’13, ’14) and the 2007 Women’s U.S. Open. Jon has worked with players on the Nationwide Tour, Futures Tour, Champions Tour, Hooters Tour, E Golf Tour and LPGA Tour. Jon has written instructional articles for Golf Digest and been featured in Golf Magazine and on the Golf Channel. Jon is also the author of the book, “Golf is My Life: Glorifying God Through the Game” and the Senior Editor for Golf Tips Magazine. Jon brings a wealth of knowledge about the golf swing and has many future visions including The Jon Decker Academy at The Medallion Club.

  • Julee Herberth 301.9 miles

    Julee has been instructing since 2004. From age 4 to 94 and from beginner to professional, Julee has experience helping every golfer. Prior to 2004, Julee played golf since age 5. She played Division 1 collegiate golf at Ohio University before moving to Charlotte. She and her husband, Erik, have a daughter, Kenzie and live in the Lake Norman area. Julee’s Teaching Philosophy: Golf is not played on the range but a solid golf swing has to be born on the range. Every student has to work towards the most efficient swing that he/she has the potential to create. Through drills, video analysis, strength or flexibility exercises, and more, each student can maximize his/her potential towards an efficient swing. Next, students need to learn how to play golf. They achieve goals by learning course management, club selection, shot selection, and understanding all the different areas of the game. Julee’s Teaching Style: Every student/golfer is different. Golfers learn different, swing different, think different, and act different. Julee really works with each student to make short term and long term goals so they can stay on track towards success as a team. Helping each student become aware of his/her strengths and weaknesses and developing a plan to achieve those goals is vital.

  • Erik Herberth 301.9 miles

    Erik has been teaching since 2006. He has been a significant influence in the lives of 35+ junior students who went on to play collegiate golf. He still coaches numerous collegiate golfers as well as professional players. Erik is one of the foremost club/equipment fitters in the North Carolina and surrounding areas. If you have any questions as to equipment that fits your game, contact Erik today. Erik’s Teaching Philosophy: Erik believes that every good golf swing comes from good fundamentals. While incorporating good fundamentals in his teaching, Erik adapts to each individual player’s needs. His ability to assess different habits and learning styles, allows him to make each lesson unique and appropriate for every individual. Erik’s Teaching Style: Erik works with many of his students first on the big picture. By getting his students to engage the larger, core muscles, Erik is able to help his students build a good foundation of both control and power. After this is achieved, Erik works individually with each student in all areas to fine tune the smaller details for better results. He also incorporates strength, flexibility, and fitness into his instruction.

  • Robert Nowak 305.9 miles

  • Mark Davis 308.7 miles

  • Jay Reid 311.6 miles

    Jay Reid School of Golf was founded in 2011 at Statesville Country Club. Jay’s ability to teach a broad spectrum of students makes him the perfect choice for your golf coach. Since opening his school Jay has been selected to Golf Digest Best in State Teachers with a high rank of 5th in the State. He has also been selected a Top 50 National Coach by Future Champions Golf and  Honorable mention Top 50 by US Kids Golf. His use of video and ability to communicate a clear understanding of the swing correction have brought him students of all levels from beginner to professional. Jay enjoys teaching all areas of the game with his emphasis being on student improvement and lower scores. He has been a contributing writer to many golf publications and has played in many pro-am tournaments.  His career low round is 64.

  • Sean Casey 329.2 miles

    Sean is the Director of Instruction at RATTLESNAKE GCC and Head Coach of the U19 Junior Boys Competitive Program. In 2016, Sean was honoured as the Teacher of the Year for Junior Golfers by the PGA of Ontario. In 2011, Golf Digest named Sean as one of the top four prominent teachers in Canada and in 2009 he was honoured as the “Teacher of the Year” by both the PGA of Ontario and Canada. Sean was fortunate to work closely with Sean Foley at Glen Abbey for his first six years at Glen Abbey and credits Foley for having the greatest influence on his approach to coaching. Sean is most passionate about developing and supporting his competitive junior golfers and graduates of his program currently playing NCAA Collegiate Golf. Sean has been the featured instructor in SCOREGolf Magazine eight times and has provided coaching support to the CJGA National Teams since 2007. Sean joined the PGA of Canada in 1998 as an apprentice, graduated from the University of New Brunswick’s Business Administration Program in 2000 and became a Class ‘A’ member of the PGA in 2001.   Born: Saint John, New Brunswick Hometown: Oakville, Ontario Education: • BBA University of New Brunswick 2000 • PGA of Canada Class A Teaching Professional 2001 • NFPT diploma in personal training 2002 • Certified PGA NC Coach 2011 • Lynn Blake Certified Instructor 2014 • Dr. Kwon Biomechanics Certified 2015 • Scott Cowx Certified 2020 Accolades: •PGA of Ontario ‘Coach of the Year’ 2020 •PGA of Ontario ‘Teacher of the Year for Junior Golfers’ 2016 •Golf Digest ‘Top Teachers in Canada’ Nov 2011 • PGA of Canada ‘Teacher of the Year’ 2009 • PGA of Ontario ‘Teacher of the Year’ 2009 • PGA of Ontario Team Championship

  • Doug Lawrie 330.8 miles

    2012 PGA OF CANADA JR LEADER  US KIDS TOP 50 MASTER TEACHER It could be that you won’t find anyone who loves what they do for a living more than me. Life is way too short to let the little stuff get in the way of seeing the big picture! Over the course of my nearly 30 years as a member of the Canadian PGA, I have always enjoyed how the learning of golf continues to bestow on those willing to grow. This has guided me to seek out challenges in new and exciting endeavours. It is essential to give yourself a canvas in which to paint a clear picture of your career, so you can continually add to its wealth of knowledge. This is the cornerstone that drives my great desire to help others, build strong relationships, and see others succeed at their goals. This is why I started the Focus Golf Group Academy. Providing amazing, top-level instructional programs while using the latest technology allows us to help you build your road map to success. I am so honoured and happy to return to Trafalgar G & CC. It has always brought wonderful memories and joy in my career and I am excited to continue bringing top instruction to those players and members.

  • Nick Jacobi 332.9 miles

    Nick began playing at an early age in the small town in central Missouri and went on to be one of the top high school golfers in the state. After graduation, he attended Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina. At Methodist University, Nick played all four years on the golf team and earned his degree in Business Administration with a Concentration in Professional Golf Management. He completed three summer internships working at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri, Chicago, and in Pinehurst. After college, Nick moved to Florida where he competed on the Hooters Tour Winter Series. After realizing that he could hold his own, but not compete day in and day out, he moved back to North Carolina where he accepted an Assistant Golf Professional position at the prestigious Wade Hampton in the mountains. Nick worked several more years in Charlotte at Firethorne Country Club, Dana Rader Golf School, Carmel Country Club, and Emerald Lake Golf Club. Nick spent three years as Head Golf Professional at The Badin Inn Golf Club, and in 2013, as the Director of Golf at Tillery Tradition, he accepted the position as Head Golf Professional at Monroe Country Club. In November of 2020, Nick was named General Manager at Stonebridge Golf Club in Monroe, NC.

  • Nick Trichilo 336.6 miles

    Nick Trichilo – PGA of Canada Class A Director of Instruction Nick Trichilo has more than 18 years of experience in teaching and coaching. He is currently the Head Coach of the Humber Hawks Golf Team (the most successful varsity team in Canada) and is the 2017 OCAA Coach of the Year. Nick is recognized as one of the top instructors in Canada and his passion for golf has afforded him the opportunity to develop coaching relationships with some of the best athletes in the country. His certifications in all facets of the game (Coaching levels, biomechanics, mental, motor skill learning) has enabled him to help his athletes improve at an impressive rate

  • Chris Newcombe 339 miles

    Club Fitter

    Chris is a CPGA Certified Associate Teaching Professional who has assisted in running Summer Junior Camps and programs for elite junior golfers. Chris has an HBA Kinesiology degree from Western University which allows him to create a teaching program that works around the physical limitations of each golfer. He is fluent in MySwing Analysis System, is a Certified Instructor of the RoboGolf Pro, is able to train on Boditrak weight transfer technology, HackMotion Technology and is also fluent in Trackman and Foresight sports launch monitor technology.

  • Tony Martin 342.8 miles

    Club Fitter

    About Tony Tony has been a golf coach and Member of The PGA of Canada for 30 plus years. Working with many great teachers over these years, these experiences have helped Tony gain the knowledge, that has given him a keen insight into what golfers of all levels can achieve through their understanding of all parts that make a golf swing work. Then using that knowledge to make it, personally, work for them. “LEARN TO PLAY YOUR BEST GOLF”  *Director of Instruction at Westmount Golf Club in Kitchener for over 20 years *Served on the Board of Directors of Ontario PGA for 5 years *Nominated in 2007 one of Score Magazines top 10 Golf instructors in Canada *Director of Development for Conestoga College Athletic and Recreational including coaching & Creating the first golf team for the college * Tutored under the great George Knudson *Evaluator & Proctor for the PGA of Canada to assist New Members of the PGA of Canada to become a Certified Golf Instructor. *Nominated in 2016 & 2017 as Teacher of the Year for PGA of Canada

  • James Wicketts 344.2 miles

    Director of Instruction-OslerBrook G & C.C. Head Teaching Professional-Lora Bay, Owner-Wicketts Golf, I developed my philosophy from 30 + yrs of study and hands-on experience based on fundamentals and proper sequence throughout the swing. Students have individual needs that their lessons should address. I adapt to all learning styles utilizing GOLFTEC’s technology to help students play better golf

  • Greg Salazar 344.8 miles

    TOP 100 Coach of WGTF Greg Salazar’s Golf Academy Salazar Golf Academy has been delivering premium golf lessons in the GTA for 25 years, our success is measured by the improvement of every client’s ability to play and enjoy the game of golf. A resounding success in growing the game through Junior Golf Camps for 23 summers and a total approaching 2200 children learning to play the game. An overachiever in everything he does, Greg is a certified International professional golf instructor PGA, USGTF, CGTF, member of the World Golf Teachers Federation. Greg has taught golf in CUBA, THE BAHAMAS, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, MEXICO and of Course here in the GTA. He was recently featured in Golf Teaching Professionals Magazine as one of the Top 100 Golf Teachers as designated by WGTF (World Golf Teachers Federation), U.S. KIDS Certified Coach. Greg consistently adds value by creating memorable, engaging, and effective learning experiences that are easily translated into success. He is a past champion of the Canadian Golf Teachers Senior Championship 2017. Come and enjoy a relaxing day of golf with Greg and see immediate results or your money back.

  • David Fritz 348.7 miles
       

    ***Award Winning Golf School*** ***Over 25 Years Experience*** **PGA Of Canada Professional*** ***World Champion Coach***   David has been a PGA of Canada Professional for over twenty years. Throughout the various stages of his career, he has gained experience at some of the finest golf clubs in the Greater Toronto Area. He has had the opportunity to work with world-class golf professionals, top coaches and instructors. He is a Board member of the Canadian Junior Golf Association and is very active in developing junior golf in this country.  David also played competitive golf at the University of Akron in Ohio. David is a results-oriented coach. He incorporates swing essentials, golf biomechanics and game strategies into his teaching. He has developed progressive training programs for men and women of all abilities and has created introductory and high-performance programs for juniors. He brings a wealth of knowledge to his students and is able to communicate that knowledge in a simplistic manner while assisting them to achieve their goals. It is quite apparent that David loves teaching golf and seeing his students succeed. David provides golf lessons and golf instruction that is tailored to your personal needs. He is committed to providing a positive learning experience for all students. while improving all aspects of your game. Students will welcome David’s warm personality and passion for the game of golf.

  • Danny King 356.4 miles

    The Performance Academy at Magna is lead by Danny King, a top-50 golf instructor and 4-time teacher of the year nominee. Danny is one of Canada’s most distinguished teaching professionals and players, named 2016 Canadian PGA Player of the Year. With a coaching philosophy that goes beyond the golf swing, focusing on mental coaching, nutrition and fitness to help maximize performance.  Danny and his team have developed a variety of programs year-round to assist golfers at all levels. Danny is a 5-time Ontario PGA Champion, 5-time Canadian PGA Champion and currently all-time Ontario PGA money leader. Danny is currently ranked #9 by the PGA of Canada.

  • Wenqin Shao 357.3 miles

    Canadian Golf Association’s Young Player Development Program. He is a professional player with the Canadian Professional Golf Association and a resident golf coach at Cedar Brae Golf Club in Toronto. Shao Wenqin is the first Chinese in Canada to receive a professional golf coach, and the first Chinese in Canada to win a national (level 3) golf referee. Over the past 5 years, he has trained more than 100 young golfers and organized their youth golf training activities organized by the Canadian Golf Association, including basic golf skills training, golf skills challenges and promotional activities for junior golf activities in high schools. Among them are more than 10 outstanding young players who have participated in several golf tournaments organized by the Ontario, Queanbeyan and Ottawa Regional Golf Associations and have finished second and third. He is also a veteran Canadian golf national (Level 3) golf referee. He has served as a referee for national and provincial golf tournaments organized by the Canadian Golf Association, the Ontario Golf Association, the Queanbely Golf Association and the Ottawa Regional Golf Association. He also refereed the Ottawa-area Junior Spring Championships at Pine View and Gatineau Golf Club in Ottawa from June 8 to 9, 2019.

  • Andy Carriere 358.5 miles

    PGA of Canada Member BBGM from Georgian College Training in Psychotherapy  My coaching style has combined my knowledge in Psychotherapy and Golf. The main outcome of my programs is: connecting back to enjoyment, connecting back to yourself and your swing which all leads to lower scores and way less frustration.

  • Jody Boutin 361.2 miles

    Jody Boutin PGA of Canada | Head Teaching Professional Through Jody’s 20+ years of teaching experience, he has discovered that the most gratifying element of teaching is helping patrons discover joy and satisfaction doing something that they found difficulty with before. Jody Boutin ensures that all of his students have a great time learning to play the game of golf, whether they are picking up a club for the first time or are seasoned players improving their present game. He is an immensely dedicated and enthusiastic PGA of Canada Class “A” Member, possessing a strong desire to continually improve his teaching methods and develop all levels of golfers.

  • Gord Burns 361.9 miles

    Inspired by his mother and father, Gord Burns first started swinging a golf club at the age of 3. Gord started competing in golf tournaments at the age of 11 and has never looked back. Gord won the GAO Bantam Championship at the age of 12, the GAO Juvenile Championship at the age of 14, and the GAO Junior Championship at the age of 16. He travelled across the US and had much success against his American counterparts earning himself a spot as a Rolex  AJGA junior All-American with the likes of Tiger Woods, Justin Leonard, and Stewart Cink in 1990. His record as a junior enabled him to attain a golf scholarship to NCAA division 1 Miami University. There, he studied Sport Organization which involved a variety of courses such as the psychology of sport, children and youth in sport, motor skill learning and development, etc. These courses gave Gord a broad range of knowledge and a better understanding of how to properly teach people of varying ages and skill levels. Gord was on the travelling team at the university where they won the MAC conference championship in his freshman year. Gord turned professional in 1997 and earned his Canadian Tour Card in 1999. He was a member of this tour for 5 years until 2003. Gord was able to play alongside some of the current PGA Tour pros during his time on this tour. Such stars as Jason Bohn, Ken Duke, Aaron Oberholser, Nathan Green, Pat Perez, Ken Staton, and Matt Kuchar to name a few. Gord still remains active on the PGA of Ontario and PGA of Canada tournament scene and was honoured through his fine play in 2019 by winning the PGA of Ontario Player of the Year while posting a 68.9 scoring average. He also managed his first National title in 2019 winning the PGA of Canada National Club Professional Championship with a tournament record-setting score of 21 under par for 3 rounds, with a course record opening round of  62 (-10). Gord is currently ranked #5 as of the end of 2019 in the PGA of Canada Player Rankings.  During his professional career, he has been able to learn exponentially from some of the world’s best players and instructors. Gord brings to you many years of playing and teaching experience that will ultimately improve your game regardless of your skill level. He specializes in the development of junior tournament players looking to attain the highest levels of golf competition with an interim goal of achieving a golf scholarship. He teaches players who have won professional golf tournaments as well as those who have never touched a club. Gord employs a wide range of teaching techniques dependant on one’s particular needs. His belief is that there are specific positions that need to meet with the golf club as well as specific body movements that are important to achieve those key positions for consistent results. Identifying each student’s particular needs is a strength that Gord has learned over the past 15 years of coaching with more than 25,000 hours of experience. In working with Gord and practicing the drills and exercises given to you, along with the proper use of the trackman data, you will ultimately improve your game.

  • John Colwell 374.1 miles

    John has been a Golf Professional and Golf Coach for thirty plus years. He Coaches exclusively at Smugglers Glen Golf Course – Home of the 2012 Canadian Tour Great Lakes Classic. John first earned his professional status in 1977 playing on the PGA Tour Canada and across North America. He quickly earned a reputation as a long driver and quality player earning four top-ten finishes his rookie year.  John won his first PGA Tour Canada event in 1978, the Simon Fraser Open, and three regional events before qualifying with exempt status for the 1979 European Tour. Here he had two Top Ten finishes and finished in the Top Twenty on the Canadian Tour Order of Merit. John was forced to quit playing full time early in 1980 due to a health issue but maintained his professional playing status in Canada.  Over the next ten years, he set several Canadian Tour records including the Most Birdies in a Row and Best Finish (- 7 over the last seven holes) in the 72 Hole CPGA Championship.  John has had the privilege to coach beside and play competitively with golf legends Moe Norman, Sam Snead, Jim Flick, Lee Trevino, Nick Faldo, Bernard Langer, and George Knudsen. Not only learning the secrets of a great swing motion but also how to adapt and communicate them to all types of golfers. One of the more unique Golfer Skills development programs offered is the exclusive The Golf Shots Coaching Program. It was launched while he was the Golf Director for the Olympic High-Performance Center in Toronto in the 1990s.  This unique, multi coach process combines Titleist TPI Evaluation, Body and Joint Management, Golf Skills Coaching and individualized Resistance Training. From corporate executives to novice players or even those with significant restrictions or other limitations, John’s team will help you improve your shot-making skills, have more fun, and feel healthier throughout your playing career.

  • Jimmy Shaw 379.1 miles

    Jimmy Shaw is a golf professional who has studied and played the game of golf for over 30 years.  He has competed at all levels of the game:  Junior (Oklahoma Medalist for 1997 USGA Junior Championship played at Aronimink GC, Newtown Square, PA; High School (4-time All-Conference); Collegiate (Conference Freshman of the Year, 2-Time All-Conference, Team Captain); and Professional (competed on the NGA Hooters, eGolf, and Adams Tours; advanced to the second stage of PGA Tour Qualifying). Jimmy has worked with some of the best instructors in the areas of Putting (Ian Baker-Finch), Golf Swing (Hank Haney; Jack Lumpkin); and Mental Game (Dr. Deborah Graham, GolfPsych).  Jimmy incorporates his many years of learning about and playing the game of golf into teaching each of his students. Jimmy does not teach the golf swing as an isolated activity but as part of the overall game.  His philosophy is that the body reacts on both a conscious and a subconscious level to perform each shot. Further, he does not believe in teaching a single system for each student, because not everyone has the same experiences that have led them to this point in their enjoyment of the challenge of the game of golf, nor does each person have the same physical and mental attributes. While there are certain aspects of the swing that may be important for a player to perform in order to be more consistent when playing the game, performance depends on each individual’s skeleton function and muscular development. Jimmy learned a great deal about these key components while becoming certified as a personal trainer through the American Council of Exercise, a leader in personal trainer certifications, and his years of working as a personal trainer, during which he trained golfers who played at the junior, collegiate, and professional levels.   Understanding each person’s physical abilities allows Jimmy to tailor his teaching accordingly, and to suggest exercise routines to help his students develop physically so that they are able to play their best golf.

  • Ian Doig 382.8 miles

    “Golf has taken me around the world, made me friendships that I shall cherish forever, given me stories to last a lifetime, and taught me life values that can be applied to every aspect of life.” My mission is to simply share my passion and respect for the greatest game ever played with those who feel a similar passion for the game. Growing up on the family-owned golf course and being around the game of golf from the time I could walk, I have an organic love for the game. My passion is boundless and I want to share that with fellow enthusiasts. “From full-swings to pitch shots, chip shots, bunker shots, to putting – we can improve every aspect of your game from tee to green.” The Ian Doig Golf Academy started in 2008 operating in the York region and by the 2016 golf season, it found its way to Tangle Creek Golf & Country Club where it currently services golfers in Simcoe County. This award-winning course has been a great fit for the academy, offering challenges and opportunities to learn. The well-situated practice area and challenging course provide a great landscape for learning and the opportunity for significant growth.

  • Ralph Landrum 384.5 miles

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    Landrum Golf Management currently operates the World of Golf facility in Florence, KY.  Its mission is to provide a high level of customer service in a family environment for all of its patrons.  Landrum Golf Management currently manages an executive golf course, indoor and outdoor practice range and short game practice area, and a miniature golf course. Winner of the 2014 PGA National Player Development Award University of Kentucky Golf Team Member U.S. Amateur Semi-Finalist 1977 Played in Masters 1978 and 1983 Played in 6 U.S. Opens – Placed 8th in 1983 Played in 3 PGA Championships PGA Tour Member 1983-85 7 top 10 PGA Tour finishes 1997 & 2013Kentucky Section PGA Junior Golf Leader Award 3 time Kentucky PGA Champion 3 time Kentucky PGA Match Play Champion 3 time Kentucky PGA Player of the Year 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 Winner of Kentucky PGA Presidents Award 2009 Kentucky PGA Senior PGA Champion 2009 Kentucky PGA Senior Player of the Year 2009 Elected to the Kentucky PGA Board of Directors 2015 KY PGA President 2010 KY Section Golf Professional of the Year 2010 Ky Section Senior Match Play Champion 2012 Elected to the KY Golf Hall of Fame 2013 & 2015 Rated Top 5 Best Golf Instructor in KY by Golf Digest

  • Glen Davis 385.9 miles

    Having studied directly with legendary coaches like Jimmy Ballard, John Redmond, and Harry Cooper, Mr. Glen Davis brings over 40 years of teaching experience to each and every lesson he gives!   His Myrtle Beach golf school has been in operation since 1988, and has attracted students of every ability from all over the country, including prominent professionals. An accomplished player in his own right, Glen can boast 17 professional victories, was nominated to Golf Magazine’s top 100 list, and has been named Myrtle Beach Golf Magazines “Best on the Beach” instructor every year since 2003       “I had range session this morning that was unbelievable. Left shoulder down through impact was amazing ! Never hit it better ! Debbie shot 41 yesterday at Shaftesbury glen with 2 three puts! She hit it great!!! You rock man!!! Best money ever spent!!!!! — Rob Osborne (West Virginia) “I did one of your schools 2 years ago in April , I was a 14 handicap when I came to your school now I’m a 3 handicap , I shot 2 Rounds in the 60’s this year and also this past weekend I won the club championship at my golf course which is pretty awesome!! Honestly Glen i would not have achieved this if I didn’t go to your school , you completely changed my game in the past 2 years !! I want to write this on your website but I didn’t see where I could write a testimonial, I just wanna say thanks for passing your knowledge on to me . I have a couple buddies that are coming to myrtle beach this winter and after they seem the change in my game .. I told them about your school so they will be coming to see you for lessons — Greg Cole “Glen has the unique ability to spot the source of the problem right away, that’s a gift. — Gene Jones, Champions Tour, Earnings $2,374,000.00 “Sandy and I enjoyed your school very much. It’s clear you are a very experienced professional instructor. Your many teaching props were excellent, but the video taping was the best by far. I never imagined my swing was so far off the mark. Today I played my first 18 holes since the school in my Monday League. My partners were amazed at my new distance and consistency from the tee and fairway. Their estimate was that I added at least 30 yards off the tee! Sandy also has new improvements and added confidence to her game. Thank You Very Much! — Mike Mooney, Fenwich Island, DE “I have attended five of Glen’s schools over the past three years. I have gone from a 19 hdcp to a 3.2 and I am going lower. I am 55 and I am driving the ball 270 instead of 220. I have seen many teachers over the years. What Glen could do that the others couldn’t was give me a feel for the proper movements. He has more toys than my grandchildren. — Brian Williamson, Ontario, Canada “Sorry for the belated response, but I must reply. Since the lessons with you my handicap has dropped by ten shots from 26 to 16, but more importantly I am enjoying the game far more than I ever have. I hope to see you again. I wish you all the best in the future. — Robert Bland, England “We went to one of the big golf schools a few years ago. We learned more in three hours with Glen then we did at the other school in three days!!!!! — Michael & Carol Benrud, Altoona, Wis. “Ellyn and I have been putting your instructions and drills to good use since our school. Your ‘Keep it simple’ attitude has given Ellyn the confidence to get out and play with others. Thanks, see you next year. — Mac & Ellyn McMullen, Richmond, VA “Sorry I haven’t responded back to you sooner, but, I wanted to let you know how much my swing has improved since the instruction I received at your school when I was in Myrtle Beach the week of 9/20/09. I followed your advice and practiced the drills you taught me, through the winter, and they really made a difference when I finally got to play on the course. I’m driving the ball off the tee farther than I ever have before and putting a nice draw on it besides. I am also more consistent with hitting my irons too. But the biggest improvement I have made is being able to recognize what I am doing wrong when I hit a bad shot because of what you taught me about what contributed to my former slice and how to correct it. I really didn’t know what to expect when I registered for your classes because I never had lessons at a golf school before and wondered if it would make a difference or if I was wasting my time. I will tell you that it was one of the best investments I ever made. I appreciated being the only student in the class that I attended. I really benefited from the personal instruction I received from you, they were great “private” lessons and I enjoyed them greatly. You have a real gift in teaching others. When I come to Myrtle Beach again I will register with your school for more instruction to improve my game further. So, thank you for correcting my swing because the last time I played 18 it was fun instead of frustrating. I hope you are doing well. — Tim Schell, Coal Twp, Pa.

  • Tyrus York 392.2 miles

    2014 and 2017 Kentucky PGA Teacher of the Year Golf Digest Best Young Teacher and Best In State 2017 and 2018 HCAC Coach of the Year My story begins in Harlan, Kentucky where I was born and raised. I grew up on a small par 34, 9 hole golf course in the mountains of southeastern Kentucky. It was there that I learned this game that I have made my life. I began playing high school golf for Harlan High School when I was in 8th grade. After a junior golf career that included 2 Player of the Year honors from the Southeast Kentucky Junior Golf Tour, I signed to played golf at Cumberland College (now the University of the Cumberlands). Upon graduating college with a business degree, I began employment at Man O’ War Golf and entered the PGA Professional Golf Management Program where I became a Class A, PGA professional in 2010.  In 2011 I joined Larry Ward to create the High Performance Golf Academy, now located at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, KY. In March 2016 I was named as the women’s golf coach at Transylvania University.

  • Eric Geldhof 392.3 miles

    Eric Geldhof is the owner/operator of Goldhof Golf Academy in Nicholasville, KY!

  • Taylor Kay-Green 396.4 miles

    Taylor is a touring professional with a simple and unique approach to golf. He has experience with golf instruction, competitive play, technology, equipment, psychology, and caddying. Taylor draws on 15 years of experience with instruction, competitive play, and caddying on the Web.com/Korn Ferry tour to help improve his student’s play. His approach is extremely simple and easy to understand, and will give you perfect knowledge of what you need to do to find the success you are looking for.

  • Daniel Lock, PGA 396.5 miles
       

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    Dan Lock Is a fourth-generation golf professional driven by a passion to help golfers evolve into the best players they can be.  Dan is renowned for his unmatched work ethic and ability to connect with students of all skill levels & background.  Dan understands that each student is an individual, and has differing abilities to learn and progress. He concentrates on understanding the student and assisting with the learning of their ideal golf swing. His own success in individual and competitive golf is only exceeded by his passion to help other golfers reach their fullest potential.

  • Mel Sole 399.6 miles

    After a successful amateur career, Mel Sole turned professional in 1966.  After 2 years as an assistant at Royal Johannesburg GC, he became the Head Professional at Rustenberg GC.  In 1969 he started playing on the Sunshine Tour in South Africa and played for 10 years.  Mel moved to Humewood GC in Port Elizabeth in 1977 and in 1984 immigrated to Toronto, Canada.  In 1989 at the request of his friend and mentor Phil Ritson, Mel moved to Myrtle Beach, SC.  After running a golf school for one year, he opened his own school at Pawleys Plantation GC in Pawleys Island, SC and has run his golf school there ever since.  He has been rated in the Top 5 Golf Schools in the USA by GOLF Magazine and a top 4 instructor in the state of South Carolina. Awards. Ranked in the “Top 5” of GOLF Magazines annual Top 25 Schools. One of only 4 Schools that have remained on this prestigious list since 1999. Received Certificate of Excellence Award from Tripadvisor.com for 5 continuous years. Golf Magazine said, “This School has been doing this longer and better than any other school in the US!” Mel Sole is a Master Professional with the South African PGA.  Only the second person to be awarded this while living outside of South Africa.  

  • Bo Harris 414 miles

    Bower (“Bo”) Harris joined the RSCC Golf team in 2019 and serves as the RSCC Golf Team Player Development Coach. Bo is an accomplished Golf Instructor that teaches out of Dead Horse Lake Golf Course in Knoxville, Tn. Bo has been a Golf Instructor since 2010. and has had success in producing outstanding junior players from the Knoxville area and beyond. In 2010, Bo led Team Florida to 4 medals (2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze) in the Special Olympic National Games. Bo began his teaching career locally with “The First Tee of Greater Knoxville” at Williams Creek Golf Course in Knoxville.  Subsequently, in 2015, Bo became the Director of Instruction at Williams Creek as he opened his Award winning Golf Academy until moving to Dead Horse Lake Golf Course in January of 2019. As of this year Bo has conducted more than 10,000 lessons and is currently teaching remotely in 7 states and 4 countries. Bo recently was awarded the 2019 USGTF Teacher of the Year and accepted this award in Phoenix, Arizona. Bo has also established an elite winter program at Tennessee Sports Medicine Clinic in Knoxville that has trained hundreds of local/national high school and college players. Bo has a Bachelor of Science in Sociology Degree from UT-K and an Associate of Science in Golf Management from Keiser University in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Finally Bo has obtained 8 Teaching Certifications including but not limited to being 1 of only 3 Master Level Putting Coaches in the State of Tennessee.

  • Alexander Socinski, PGA 423.1 miles

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    Alexander Socinski, the Head Golf Professional at Basin Harbor, has been in the golf industry for over 10 years and upon graduating from the Methodist University PGA Golf Management program earned his PGA Class-A in 2014. Alexander has worked at some of the finest clubs in the world, most notably Cape Kidnappers in New Zealand & Diamante in Mexico. He also worked at TopGolf as a Teaching Professional. His passion for teaching runs as deep as his passion for the game of golf. Alexander’s philosophy is based around building a customized golf swing and above all else, finding enjoyment in the game.

  • Jerry Noga 424 miles

    We are excited to welcome back Jerry Noga to Saugeen Golf Club as our Director of Golf Instruction for the 2020 Golf season. Jerry has been a member of the PGA of Canada since 1987. For 13 of his 30+years as a Golf Professional, Jerry worked on Canada’s West Coast both in Vancouver and in Vancouver Island before returning to Calgary in 1999. There he spent 12 years working with the National Golf Academy before joining the Saugeen team. During his career, he has developed his understanding and philosophy of the golf swing by studying many professionals. He has had the opportunity to receive clinic instruction from Lee Trevino and Larry Mize. He has also been schooled by teaching greats such as Butch Harmon, Hank Haney, Bob Toski, Dr. Gary Wiren and “Canada’s Great” George Knudson. As a Class “A” Golf Professional, Jerry also graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science Degree in “Earth Sciences”. As a player, earlier in his professional golf life, he had several Top-10 finishes in Assistants Events and Pro-Ams. In 1991, he and his team won the PGA of British Columbia Pro-Executive Tournament

  • Jason McGrath 431.9 miles

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  • Colby Wollitz, PGA 432.2 miles

    2021 Teacher of the Year – Kentucky PGA 2021-2022 Golf Digest Best Young Teachers in America When Colby began teaching in 2008, most of his students were asking for him to fix their swing so they could hit the ball farther and hit more greens. But he knew that wasn’t what they really wanted. What they really wanted was to shoot lower scores! As most pro’s know, the key to scoring well isn’t hitting the long ball. It’s learning the REAL game of golf with one simple idea…get the ball in the hole in less strokes than the other players. Colby took a group of players on the golf course, observed each player’s game, developed a specific improvement plan for them and taught them how to practice. The results were phenomenal! His players drop an average of 10 strokes in 12 weeks. As a result, Colby is now Ranked by Golf Digest as of one of the Best Young Teachers in America and rated as the Teacher of the Year in 2021 for the Kentucky PGA. PGA Professional 2016 Kentucky PGA Youth Player Development Award Recipient U.S. Open Local Qualifier Medalist Winner of multiple Sectional PGA events 2012 PGA Professional National Championship Participant Colby is a member of the PGA of America and is certified in Teaching and Coaching. Since turning professional, has won multiple Sectional PGA events, was medalist in a U.S. Open Local Qualifier, and competed in the 2012 PGA Professional National Championship. He believes that there is no perfect golf swing, only a series of acceptable positions that WILL change from player to player. Most of these positions are based on the students body type, and many swing flaws are caused by poor set-up. He also believes that a student must learn how to transfer what they practice to the golf course. He believes in establishing a consistent process/routine as well as a game plan based on a players dispersions and tendencies. Colby uses Trackman data from his players to create personalized course maps for them prior to tournament rounds. In 2016 and 2017 Colby was awarded the Kentucky PGA Youth Player Development Award.

  • Zach Graves 439.1 miles

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    Zach Graves is the PGA Head Golf Professional at Bardstown Country Club at Maywood. Zach is a Class A PGA Member and has been since 2015.  Zach has 8 years of experience teaching golf and was the 2018 Assistant Golf Professional of the year for the Kentucky Section. He is a Callaway Staff Member, an ADM Certified Instructor, Get Golf Ready Instructor, and is on the Kentucky Section PGA’s Education and Marketing Committees. Zach’s philosophy on teaching is based on the individual and uses skill development to improve every aspect of the game. He helps each student to learn and grow through teaching them about the club/ball relationship as well as an understanding of the how the club path and face influence ball flight.

  • Benjamin Fulkerson 440.6 miles

    Benjamin’s golf journey started in a fairly non-traditional route.  He wasn’t a 4 year old prodigy, and didn’t even pick up his first club until age 14.  His buddies joined the High School Golf Team, and he decided to give it a try. He immediately fell in love with the game.  During college he worked at Dick’s Sporting Goods in their Golf department, where he earned certifications in Club Fittings and Alterations.  He went on to begin his professional career as an Assistant Professional at Hidden Creek Golf Club in Sellersburg, IN.  After 2 seasons, he moved on to Timbergate Golf Course in Edinburgh, IN for one season.  Ben then was recognized for his quick growth and dedication to the game by being hired on at the Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resorts as an Assistant Golf Professional and Instructor.  The Dye is in the top 100 Public Courses in the Country and the #1 Rated Course in 2017 by the National Golf Course Owner’s Association.  He was the Orange County First Tee Program Coach and Coordinator for over 75 students.  After two years, and a great deal of experience, he joined Oldham County Country Club as the Assistant Golf Professional.  He runs the Ladies and Junior Golf Program with record participation.  In his role at OCCC he realized his passion for teaching.  He has worked with players of all ages and skill levels to help them enjoy Golf as much as he does.  He has added a FlightScope, Launch Monitor, to his teaching options and is excited to work with it himself as he prepares for and competes in tournaments.  His goals are to increase his number of tournament qualifications, complete his PGA Management Program to get his ‘card’, and to one day open his own teaching academy. Ben is a Kentuckiana native with most of his family close by.  He is extremely grateful for their continued support and can’t wait to see what’s next!

  • Jesse Massie 443.9 miles

    My main goal as a teacher is to make the game more enjoyable, fun, and to help lower your scores along the way! I pride myself on creating an open learning environment with my students where questions are encouraged on and off the course. Through my experiences on a National playing level I know I can help each and every one of you to improve physically and mentally in the game of golf. Please call the golf shop to schedule your lesson today!

  • Matt O’Keefe, PGA Master Professional 444.7 miles

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    PGA Master Professional in Coaching & Teaching (since 2005) PGA Certification in Teaching Golf (Only KPGA Professional to attend and complete) PGA Certified in Instruction (2004) with (7) additional PGA of America Certifications Matt O’Keefe is entering his 25th year as a teaching professional. He is 1 of 184 PGA Master Professional’s in Coaching & Teaching in the country and the only one in the Louisville. He is the owner of Matt O’Keefe GOLF and a proud member of the Kentucky PGA Section and the PGA of America. He currently lives in Louisville where he works and teaches at the Quail Chase Golf Club in Louisville, KY and the Cozy Acres Golf Complex in Madison, IN.

  • Greg Graham 445.4 miles

    Greg Graham of Graham Golf Academy has made golf more enjoyable for Louisville golfers of all ages for years. As a licensed PGA professional, Greg is committed to making sure golf is fun by providing top-notch lessons to his clients. Schedule a lesson with Greg today. Golf Philosophy We pride ourselves in not attaching our instruction to one method. In every lesson we customize a golf swing to: (1) what the student wants (2) what the current level of play the student is at and (3) what the student is capable of physically. We teach based on the “New Ball Flight Laws” and have a comprehensive understanding of the D-Plane and ball flight. We use V1 computer software with high speed cameras and doppler radar to achieve the goal of making every player better. We have comprehensive understanding of the various methods that have been taught and uncovered in this age of technology including TGM, Stack, Tilt, One and Two Plane and Traditional Golf.  

  • John Bertges 482.1 miles

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    John has spent over twenty years traveling around the world teaching & coaching the game of golf to players of all abilities. He has coached and trained the 2009 Indiana Open Champion – Aaron Monson. He has trained with Tom Wargo, Senior PGA Tour Player and former Senior PGA champion, and with Bill Davis (one of Golf Digest’s Top 50 teachers in the US) at Jupiter Hills Club in Tequesta, Florida. He also spent time at the world renowned PGA West in LaQuinta, California, studying golf swing mechanics with such notables as Mac O’Grady. In 2005, John was honored as the “2005 Guaranteed Golf’s National Teacher of the Year” From 2000 through 2002, John was a Division III women’s golf coach for Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. He led his team to two consecutive conference championships. He also led his team to a 6th place finish in the NCAA Women’s Golf Championship. He was awarded “College Golf Coach of the Year” two years in a row by the NCAA’s CCIW Conference. In 2000, John is honored as being the first ever golf professional to teach a golf instruction certification school in China. John has started two golf instructional companies overseas. To date, John has taught over 25,000 individual lessons around the world. In 1995, John became a Class-A PGA Professional. In 1992, John was the Assistant Director of Instruction for the nationally recognized golf school United States Schools of Golf. In 1995, John became a Class A member of the PGA of America. In 1998, he became a member of the Professional Golf Teachers and Coaches of America. He is now recognized as a PGTCA Master Instructor. Presently, John operates On Target Golf Schools of Indiana. He is also the director of instruction for all Guaranteed Golf Schools in Indiana.

  • Taylor Crosby 501.4 miles

    Taylor Crosby is an accomplished junior and collegiate golfer, who began his teaching career in the fall of 2011 at the Jim McLean Golf Center in Fort Worth, Texas. On the path to becoming a Master Instructor, Crosby learned from the legendary Jim McLean. He has assisted in lessons with PGA Tour players JJ Henry, Hunter Haas and Ed Loar. Originally from Athens, Ga., he earned Northeast Georgia Golfer of the Year in 2001. Crosby’s college golf career began at the University of Georgia, where he was a two-year letterman. He played alongside future PGA Tour players Kevin Kisner, Chris Kirk, Brendon Todd, and Richard Scott. Crosby then transferred to North Carolina State University, playing two seasons for the Wolfpack. After graduating Crosby played the eGolf and NGA mini-tours, then became head professional at Sky Valley (Ga.) Country Club. In 2010 Crosby turned his focus to caddying on the Web.com Tour, where he gained valuable insight about course management and the mental aspects of competitive golf.

  • Tyler Wong 501.5 miles

    Tyler has over 15 years of coaching all levels of golfers, including beginners, juniors, recreational, collegiate and professional players. His coaching philosophy is shaped by years of studying players’ swings and coaching techniques, assisted by the most effective, up-to-date golf technology. Tyler is well-versed in the biomechanics of the golf swing and uses Trackman, K-Coach, Boditrak, TPI Body Swing Connection and Skillest Video to assist in his coaching and his players’ ability to learn and perform. Tyler is a nationally awarded class A PGA member. He has been recognized by US Kids Golf as a Top 50 Coach in the World. In 2018, he was awarded the Oregon PGA Youth Player Development Award. Tyler is also a regular contributor to GolfWRX.com and has certifications from TPI, US Kids Golf, and Operation 36.

  • Justin McFadden 504 miles

  • Mike Proffitt 504 miles

  • Steve La Terza 504.6 miles